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Ardalion Ardalionovich Rastov (Russian: Ардалион Ардалионович Растов, born 17 June 1926, Moscow, USSR – died 31 July 2012, Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet engineer and chief designer of both Kub and Buk self-propelled missile launchers.
He studied radiotechnical at Moscow Energy Institute, graduating in 1949. Since 1948 worked in NII-17. In 1953 he was appointed as Vice Chief designer of Izumrud-2 radar for MiG-17 and MiG-19. In 1955 he was redirected to Zhukovskiy division of NII-17, currently the Tikhomirov NIIP. He directed the trials of K-5 air-to-air missile for MiG-17 and MiG-19.
Since 1957, he worked with the new line of surface-to-air systems design - as Chief designer for Kub missile system (1967—83), which successfully joined military service and mass-produced with more than 500 batteries. For the 16 years as Chief designer he made about 7 modifications of Kub design. He authored numerous science papers (~42) and inventions (3 patents) in the field of aviation and SA military systems.
He has a wife and two daughters.
- "Chief Designer Ardalion Rastov". Military Parade. 31 August 1998. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2008. by Prof. Anatoly Kanashchenkov and Alexander Osokin
- Vyacheslav Abanin, Yevgeny Pigin, Ardalion Rastov Rebirth of Kub, Military Parade, 1998.
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